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Aug 18, 2013 3:00pm PDT
-wing government. in latin america, which has had a century and a half of juntas, large and democratic, it is difficult. >> stop and frisk, changes in drug charges. new ways tong promote public safety, deterrence, efficiency, and fairness, we can become smarter and tougher on crime. >> that is attorney general eric holder making announcements about sentencing drug offenders. no longer mandatory minimum sentences for non-filing drug offenders. does the law allow that? >> absolutely. this is what prosecutors do. it is called prosecutorial discretion. you decide what you will charge. do you charge a large quantity or a lesser quantity? when the bush administration was in, john ashcroft change the rules to ask for the maximum all the time. support asis getting people have woken up to the folly of this. they have done this in a bunch of states that we think of as red states. the number of people in federal prison is 800% when it was in 1980. that is phenomenal. >> a lot of this is low-level drug? >> yes, low-level drug. >> so change the law. that is how the constitution works. there are peo
WETA
Aug 9, 2013 8:30pm EDT
keeping russia and china from collaborating deeply. >> why shouldn't they? america is so weak. why should they not collaborate, as they have against american interests? >> fannie mae and freddie mac on the way out? we will see. >> for too long, these companies were able to make that knowing that if they went bad, taxpayers would be left holding the bag. >> the president imposed restructuring, proposed restructuring.fading out fannie mae and freddie mac. housing is doing well. fannie and freddie is profitable. as of next month, they will have paid back about 146 billion of government loans.>> the president was disingenuous there. these folks made all of these this money. we encourage them to do that. they were pushed to do it. they pushed the money out the door to do it. barney frank, god bless him, they were the ones that pushed fannie mae and freddie mac to do this. >> they backed 90% of new mortgages? >> that they should not have. they were buying this stuff up. >> what happens if they go away, fannie mae and freddie mac? >> they should. >> what if they do? >> the problem is they
WETA
Aug 16, 2013 8:30pm EDT
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WETA
Aug 23, 2013 8:30pm EDT
cannon is not just the host of "america's got talent," an actor, rapper, manager, and producer, but now he's also a father of twins. oh, yeah. let me tell you, miss betty, those twins are double the trouble, but they're also double the fun. [ laughs ] i always wished i had a twin. y-you know what? so did i. you know, i always wanted someone to switch places with me when i had to take a test at school that i didn't want to take. [ chuckles ] i always wanted somebody to frame... in case they ever find the body. [ chuckles nervously ] [ rock music plays ] well, hello, there. hi. how are you? fine. would you like to sit down? oh, yeah. isn't it a lovely day out here today? yeah. yeah. you know, it's...even lovelier since i ran into you. oh, my goodness. [ laughs ] you're one of those male escorts, aren't you? i got about $43 with me. what'll that get me? you're kidding. no. [ both laugh ] i know you probably can't make deals out here in the open like this. so, uh... right. right. just give me a wink -- just one wink for yes. [ laughs ] oh, there you go. i saw it. okay, thank you. okay,
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